Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will be closed Tuesday, January 27 and will reopen Wednesday, January 28. For details, please visit our calendar.

Card case with nine visiting cards

Card case with nine visiting cards
Title
Card case with nine visiting cards
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall (card case): 3 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 1/4 in. (9.2 x 6.7 x 0.6 cm)
Description 
Wrought silver card case with nine paper visiting cards inside; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; repoussé image of the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. on one side and image of Washington's tomb on the other; images surrounded by foliate scrolls; repoussé banner engraved, "M. A. Dayton" in script above the Capitol building; maker's mark, "D" stamped on the bezel. Nine rectangular paper visiting cards.
Credit Line 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Object Number 
1977.45a-j
Marks 
engraved: on banner: "M. A. Dayton" in script stamped: on bezel: "D" romman letter printed: 1977.45b: "Mr. Justice Dayton" in gothic script printed: 1977.45c: "Mrs. Charles Willoughby Dayton/ 13 Mount Morris Park West" in gothic script printed: 1977.45d-g: "John B. Newman, M.D./ Harrodsburg Female College/ Harrodsburg, Ky." in script printed: 1977.45h: "Laura A. Newman" in script printed and handwritten: 1977.45i: "Mrs. William G. Reade./ Aaron Clark 29 Warren St." in script printed: 1977.45j: "Mrs. F. E. Tomlinson." in script
Gallery Label 
This card case belonged to Maria Annis (Tomlinson) Dayton, wife of Abraham Child Dayton.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group